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  "There are risks and costs to action. But they are far less than the long range risks of comfortable inaction." ~ John F. Kennedy As a search consultant who has spent 20+ years recruiting civil engineers all across the country, I love the fact that I...

[caption id="attachment_17473" align="alignright" width="300"] Source: Blog.iil.com[/caption] Are you currently in, or have you ever been in a job where there are too many cooks in the kitchen? Let's say you are a Sr. Project Manager or Director, but there are also 6 other Sr. Project Managers or...

Often times when I am consulting with candidates as to their motives for exploring a new opportunity, more often than not the idea of work/life balance surfaces. [caption id="attachment_17456" align="alignright" width="300"] Source: Huffington Post[/caption] My assessment is that most companies promote a work/life balance philosophy, and it...

  "Three things cannot long be hidden; the sun, the moon, and the truth." ~ Buddha Last year we had a civil engineer come to us as he was actively exploring new opportunities. We had him interview with three clients, and it was apparent that all three...

There are many reasons why civil engineers and other professionals choose not to explore new opportunities when I call them, and many of the reasons are valid: Just received a promotion Satisfied with career progression Great culture Great pay Exposure to challenging projects Surrounded by...

I remember when I was an adolescent and teenager playing baseball and football, one thing I would always hear from my coaches was "don't be afraid to get dirty." When you are playing baseball, if you are rounding third base barreling towards home plate and...